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Recruitment Agencies
As Chairman of the National Online Recruitment Awards (NORA’s), it is my job to view as many recruitment websites as possible.  Right now, more than at any other time, recruitment agencies need to differentiate themselves online, and not simply try to impersonate the larger job boards.  It is essential that they fully exploit their unique...
In the 1960’s my dad worked as a trainer in the Scottish School of Salesmanship. For Thirty-Bob (£1.50 payable by jobseekers), he would train individuals and guarantee interviews for jobs as travelling salesmen (yes, they were all men).  The training was very basic, but such was the appeal of working in sales in the ‘60’s,...
Gary is an average jobseeker; currently in employment, working in an insurance company in Manchester, aged 33, wife, 2 kids etc etc.  He’s not looked for a job for 4 years, and has stayed longer than he’d planned with his present employer, rather than risk a move during the recession. So like 87% of jobseekers...
The Recruiters Network has drawn me to London every few months since 2003. Based, as I am, 400 miles away from the epicentre of the UK online recruitment industry, I found it to be an invaluable way to network with the very people I needed to see most. Remember, this was before Twitter, Facebook and...
Only very occasionally in a lifetime do we find ourselves at the very start of something special.  Usually, we don’t even realise it at the time.  A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, but we rarely realise this at the time we are taking it.  I’ve been fortunate enough to be...
Unfortunately a great many managers, supervisors, and business owners have had to do just that in the past year.  It’s something that defines you as a boss, and a responsibility that separates you from your team.  These days, it’s an exercise that’s so fraught with difficulty, and dangerous repercussions, that often only in-house or outsourced...
In the retail sector, much attention is paid to the science and analysis of “Footfall”.  Footfall is defined as the number of pedestrian traffic that crosses a store’s threshold.  Each one is a potential customer, who has arrived on the premises for a wide range of reasons.  They may have responded to an advertisement, came...
For my sins, I seem to spend every waking hour visiting, testing, and analysing recruitment websites of all kinds.  Through AlljobsUK.com, I monitor developments in the websites of recruitment agencies, job boards, publications and employers.  My purpose is to consult with these companies, and to deliver targeted candidate traffic direct to where vacancies are being...
Pay for performance sounds good in theory, but not always in practise. Every link in the recruitment chain has to take responsibility for its own function. That is to say that it’s the responsibility of an advertising medium (a job board) to attract enough suitable candidates, and guide them easily to view the advertiser’s vacancy....
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